ABOUT SIMON STONE
Considered one of South Africa’s foremost painters, Simon Stone was born in 1952 and currently lives in Cape Town. Stone graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1976 and later continued his education in Italy. Since 1978, he has exhibited widely, both locally and abroad. Considered the “poet” of inner-city Johannesburg, Stone was an important influence on, and part of a generation of, painters during the halcyon era of South African art during the eighties and nineties. Stone was the recipient of the New York City Award at the Ampersand Foundation in New York, USA in 1997. Prior to this, Stone was awarded a Lifetime Merit Award from the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1993. Works by Stone are included in major public collections in South Africa and internationally including the Smithsonian National Museum for African Art Collection, Washington.